Central African Republic and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

New York
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Central African Republic and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, 22nd January January 2013. The Permanent Representative of the Central African Republic to the United Nations, Ambassador Charles-Armel Doubane and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two developing nations.

The communiqué expresses the desire of the Republics of Fiji and the Central African Republic to establish their diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and in conformity with the United Nations Charter and international law.  The communiqué calls for the promotion of mutual understanding and the strengthening of friendship and cooperation among the peoples of the two republics.

Following the formalisation ceremony, Ambassadors Doubane and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries.  Ambassador Thomson reported on the steady progress of the Fiji Roadmap towards the achievement of sustainable democracy in 2014.  The ambassadors discussed the important features of the G77’s 2013 agenda and the importance of accelerating positive progress in international Climate Change negotiations.

Ambassadors Doubane and Thomson at the formalization ceremony

Ambassadors Doubane and Thomson at the formalization ceremony

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